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Re: A need for a document license



On Tue, Nov 27, 2001 at 01:46:56PM +0100, Bernd Warken wrote:
> A new kind of document license based on the GNU Free Documentation 
> License is needed.  Who is interested?

I think that a better idea might be to better define what is and isn't
allowed in the "invariant sections" defined by the FDL. I'm also not
a fan of the potential abuse of these sections, but still think that the FDL
is a fine license assuming some policy is set forth regarding the 
use/abuse of these invariant sections.

On the other hand, if you genuinely feel that the license is too restrictive
for the end user (especially with many of the requirements in the
"modifications" section), then perhaps the other extreme (simply
licensing under a BSD-style license) is ok?

-drew

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